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Consultant ( Provide technical expertise to the coordination and documentation of mapping existing services in the country)

Jordan (Jordan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Jordan (Jordan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-10

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The main purpose of this consultation is to provide technical expertise to the coordination and documentation of mapping existing services in the country. The goal of mapping is providing a list of the current situation of health interventions in priority areas of work in Jordan which are financed through public resources, comparing that list with the interventions noted in the recommended regional interventions.


The Ministry of Health of Jordan in collaboration with the WHO country office, conducted a Consultative Meeting on “Pragmatic Steps towards Universal Health Coverage” In Collaboration with World Health Organization early 2019. One of the main recommendations of the meeting was defining a “Priority Benefit Package of Health Services”. The existing evidence indicates that a significant challenge in achieving Universal Health Coverage under the status quo is decision-making regarding interventions which have to be delivered through public resources. Selecting from among the different options or, in other words, adopting a rational method of prioritizing health interventions is a significant concern for health policymakers. The first applied step in this plan is a situation analysis of existing services in the country. In the first phase of this consultancy, WHO provided technical assistance in mapping the interventions in the following three priority areas\:

1. Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) including Cardiovascular & Respiratory diseases, Cancer, Genetics & Congenital disorders, mental health and Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs),

2. Maternal and Neonatal health,

3. Rehabilitation & Musculoskeletal (MS) health services

The aim is to make sure that essential services are existing in priority areas of work in Jordan, proposing new interventions and removing those which are no longer needed, and improving access, quality and financial risk protection.

Planned timelines
3 Months
Work to be performed

Output 1\: Measure and evaluate the progress and support the MoH technical working groups which are responsible for mapping interventions in the following areas\:

  1. Child Health
  2. School age & Development
  3. Adolescents health
  4. Reproductive health
  5. Elderly
  6. HIV and Sexually transmitted diseases
  7. Tuberculosis
  8. Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  9. Pandemic & Emergency Preparation
  10. Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  11. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention Control
  12. Injury prevention
  13. Surgery
  14. Pathology

Deliverable 1.1.\: Conduct a list of group members assigned by MOH and those who actively participated in group works with number of sessions participated

Deliverable 1.2\: Prepare and coordinate communication channels among different groups to support data collection and overcome technical obstacles

Deliverable 1.3\: Prepare and submit Mid-term and final reports on the progress of the work

Output 2\: Incorporate groups reports as per above

Deliverable 2.1\: Organize a list of interventions at the current point of service delivery at different levels of care in Jordan

Deliverable 2.2\: Conduct a comparison between current service delivery components of priority areas in Jordan with the recommended Regional interventions

Deliverable 2.3\: Group the current interventions in Jordan compared to recommended Regional interventions into four categories as follows\:

1. Interventions included both in recommended Regional interventions lists and Jordan health system

2. Interventions included in the recommended Regional interventions lists but not in Jordan health system

3. Interventions included in Jordan health system interventions but not in the recommended Regional interventions lists

4. New interventions to be explored

Deliverable 2.4\: Conduct a comparison between current level of care provision in Jordan with that proposed by the recommended Regional interventions

Deliverable 2.5\: Conduct a comparison between current care provider’s qualification in Jordan with that proposed by the recommended Regional interventions

Output 3\: Conduct field validation of the current interventions at the point of service delivery at different levels of healthcare provision as needed

Deliverable 3.1.\: Prepare a list of experts/specialists in different health fields who actively participate in the field visits.

Deliverable 3.2.\: Collect recommendations from field experts.

Output 4\: Conduct stakeholders’ 2-3 workshops / meetings to discuss findings and recommendations

Deliverable 4.1\: Develop workshop/meeting materials including press release as needed

Deliverable 4.2\: Participate effectively in stakeholders’ workshops / meetings

Deliverable 4.3\: Submit reports describing the proceeding of the meetings including discussions, conclusion and recommendations.

Required Qualifications

Education\: First university degree in Public Health or relevant area.

Experience\: Minimum 5 years’ experience in developing health policies and strategies and programs.

Skills / Technical knowledge\:

Familiarity with the Jordan health system

Interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to write concise reports with clear recommendations to policy makers


English and Arabic (Read - Write - Speak / Expert or Intermediate)


Travel (If travel is involved, a medical certificate of fitness for work will be required.)

All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance.

Visas requirements\: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs excluded)

Remuneration\: National consultant (NOC level)

Additional Information section\:
  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
    Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • Successful candidates will be included in the roster for consideration for future contractual engagement via a consultancy, as they become available. Inclusion in the roster does not guarantee any future contractual relationship with WHO
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link\: http\:// Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
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